LA Angels trade rumors: 3 pitchers who have more value than you think

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LA Angels, Andrew Heaney
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According to FanSided National MLB insider Robert Murray, the LA Angels appear to be set up to sell at the deadline (at least to some extent).

The Halos sit at 49-49 as of Murray’s writing, and his sources actually indicate that their trade block actually has quite a bit to sell. While it may not seem like it, the Angels have some of the most prized possessions on the market, according to Murray’s sources.

These names may surprise Angels fans, but it’s a thinner trade market when it comes to pitchers at this point. It only drives these pitchers’ trade values up.

No. 3 LA Angels pitcher who has more trade value than you think: Andrew Heaney

Andrew Heaney has been rather terrible for the LA Angels this season.

He currently has a 5.32 ERA, and has taken a step back this year after not even being that good of a pitcher in his career before this year.

Get this, though. Murray said that Heaney is “drawing ‘strong’ interest, according to major-league sources.”

That may seem not very believable, but there simply aren’t a lot of good starting pitchers truly available right now. Teams may be interested in Heaney out of desperation and the fact that he’s been a solid pitcher a couple of times in his career. He also throws strikes; striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings and walking 2.9 batters per nine innings.

If teams are going to be desperate, I’d love for somebody to overcompensate us for Heaney.